NU Online News Service, Oct. 7, 2003, 11:02 a.m. EST – Cerulli Associates Inc., Boston, has published the “Cerulli Global Update: Mid-Year 2003,” a report on 20 of the world’s major mutual fund markets.

The markets are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The authors discuss general topics, such as the role of professional fund buyers, outsourcing of management and global trends in investment objectives, as well legal, economic and demographic trends affecting specific markets.